IRELAND’S SHANE LOWRY has broken into the world’s top 100 golfers after winning the Portugal Masters at Vilamoura on Sunday.
The 25-year-old from Offaly has moved up to 74th from 128th after becoming just the second person in history to win on the European Tour as both an amateur and a professional.
Lowry famously won the Irish Open in 2009 and completed his one-stroke victory in Portugal when England’s Ross Fisher three-putted the final hole.
“I cannot believe this,” Lowry, who came from four behind Austrian Bernd Wiesberger in the final round, said afterwards.
“I can’t explain how I feel really. It’s a dream come true – I’m over the moon.
“Everyone was referring to me as the fella who won the Irish Open as an amateur, but now I’ve won such a prestigious event I don’t know what to say.”
Central to Lowry’s victory was a stunning eagle on the 11th hole, which you can see here…
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